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As Rick Ross’s buzz has continued to grow over the past several years, so have his number of guest appearances. The Teflon Don has been featured on his share of records over the years, but lately he’s become one of the game’s most in-demand talents and has emerged as a go-to guest MC on R&B singles. Usher and Mary J. Blige are just a few of the many crooners to have tapped Rozay for luxurious verses and his trademark Huunngh ad-lib. With the Bawse currently featured on several R&B singles, XXL looks back at his extensive R&B catalog. —XXL Staff

Usher ft. Rick Ross “Lemme See,” Looking 4 Myself (2012)

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Ursh and Ross appear to have swapped guest appearances. The R&B singer appears on the latest single off Rozay’s long delayed, God Forgives, I Don’t, and Ross guests on the third single to Usher’s Looking 4 Myself, “Lemme See.” The song recently cracked Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No.18 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Jennifer Hudson featuring Ne-Yo and Rick Ross “Think Like A Man,” Think Like A Man - Music From & Inspired By The Film (2012)

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For the title track from the soundtrack to the motion picture Think Like A Man, Ross, as well as Ne-Yo, lent some vocals to a song where Jennifer Hudson took the lead. Ricky thinks like a man with a boatload of money on this one, as he name drops high end stores like Barney’s and Neiman Marcus and boasts of his penthouse at the Trump.

Mariah Carey featuring Rick Ross, “Touch My Body” (Remix), (2008)

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The bawse is the perfect addition to this already chart-topping hit. His smooth cadence and raspy bravado fit right in with Mariah’s whisper-type singing voice and her flirty falsettos. And speaking of falsettos, The-Dream also appears on the track, tying together Ross’ rapping and MC’s crooning with his high-pitched sing-talking verse.

Erykah Badu featuring Rick Ross “Window Seat (Remix)” (2010)

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It all started with a freestyle. E. Badu liked the verse Rozay recorded over her instrumental so much, that she added it to an official version of the single’s remix. Ross and Badu even shot an intriguing visual for the song, in which they play a Bonnie and Clyde-esque pair riding around town appearing to make some sort of transaction. The Bawse stunts effortlessly here, offering lines like, “From my window seat, the view I got I think I see tomorrow/Always been an owner of the watch you wanna borrow.”

Estelle featuring. Rick Ross “Break My Heart,” All of Me (2011)

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Leave it to Ross to stray away from the plot and still make it work. On the third single to her long delayed sophomore LP, Estelle, warns a potential lover to be consider her feelings. Rozay, meanwhile, indulges in Bawse talk and you-ain’t-up-on-this bars, chiming in with lines like, “Painted the Lamborghini the same color as marijuana.” There are still traces of Ross staying on topic (“fell in love with shorty/blame it on the chemistry), but the moments are scarce. Still, both verses are classic Ross, which is likely why Estelle requested the Bawse’s stamp on the single in the first place.

Teairra Mari ft. Rick Ross "Cause a Scene (Remix)” (2009)

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Rozay does it big on Teairra Marí’s non-album promo single, as he chefs up braggadocio filled rhymes like, “Picture me rollin, 24 Makavelis… it was my time to blow, I’m walking propane.”

Sean Garrett featuring Rick Ross “In Da Box” (2011)

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Following the release of his mixtape The Inkwell Sean Garrett teamed with The Bawse for this single to help build towards his album. In typical Rozay fashion, he talks of his material possessions—that he throws away scuffed sneakers, for example—but he also shows a side that’s enamored with his woman. He calls her a dime, boasts of how wet he makes her, and says he might blow 100 racks on her. Lucky lady.

Rihanna featuring Rick Ross, “Rude Boy” (Remix), (2010)

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Whose ruder than Ross? Rihanna made a wise choice when she handpicked Rozay as the feature to this already-buzzing tune. “She looking like a freak, I know I’m going in/if she keep it wet I guarantee I go again,” he confesses on the fiery song.

Rich Girl featuring Rick Ross, “Swagger Right,” (2010)

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Rozay may be delusional in his verses, but the overweight rapper is very aware of what he lacks: typical sex appeal. That’s why it comes to no surprise that he’d reference one of the R&B singer Trey Songz’s steamiest tracks, “Neighbors Know My Name,” on this swagged-out track by four sexy ladies. That, and flossing the size of his diamonds take him a long way on this catchy tune.

Razah featuring Rick Ross "King of the World" (2008)

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Fresh off his Trilla release in 2008, the Bawse hopped Razah’s smooth joint where he mentions looking for a woman who’s “perfection” before calling her his “investment.”

Tyrese featuring R. Kelly, Tyga and Rick Ross “I Gotta Chick (Remix)” (2011)

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Tyrese leaves the rapping to Tyga and Ross on this remix, but it’s the MMG head honcho who shines brighter, here. “It’s the slow love maker/Straight back breaker/Credit card swiper/Louis Vuitton, Niker,” Ross spits on the opening bars. References of cars, swimming pools and money follow, i.e., Ross at his best.

Ray J featuring Rick Ross “Bananas (Remix)” (2011)

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Ray J and Ross formed their own money team for this R-rated remix, on which Ricky shows just a tad more emotion than most listeners are accustomed to hearing. “Made love all night but we can top that,” he rhymes, before adding, “She fell in love with a thug on the first date.” And, according to the hook, the sex was bananas, too.

Nina Sky featuring Rick Ross "Curtain Call," (2008)

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This slowed down cut was a change of pace for both Nina Sky—initially known for their dance anthem “Move Your Body”—and Rozay. The hefty rhymer discusses wanting to shower his lady with the finer things in life, and alludes to her being a star, even if he’s not. “I sign autographs, but to me, she’s a star,” he praises.

Nina Sky featuring Rick Ross, “Flippin’ Dat,” (2006)

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This track is right up Ross’ alley as Nicole and Natalie harmonize about riding-and-dying for a street dude on this Cool and Dre-produced banger. “They deliver my blow” and “We got a load on the way, we eatin’ this week” Ricky confidently spits on the track while a chopped-and-screwed male voice reminds there’s a “half a brick of ‘yay” in the mix.

Rihanna featuring Rick Ross, “Birthday Cake” (Remix), (2012)

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Before officially announcing his Reebok partnership, Rozay hinted at the collaboration on this Rihanna remix. “Paint on the wall, cost me $2.8 / Basquiat, boy, what you know about cake?” and “Rock my own sneakers, boy, cake, cake, cake.” Makes sense for him to use the platform to boast about his riches being that good-girl-turned-bad Rih Rih brags about her own sexual prowess on the track.

Monica featuring Rick Ross “Anything (To Find You),” New Life: Deluxe Edition (2011)

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Rozay channels his inner Notorious B.I.G. on this collab (of which an earlier version features Lil Kim, as well). The beat samples 1995’s Biggie anthem “Who Shot Ya?” and Ross kicks a revamped version of a famous Big Poppa line: “Thou shall not fuck with Rozay pockets.” Surely, no one was fuckin’ with the white pants he rocked in the video.

Mary J. Blige featuring Rick Ross “Why,” My Life… The Journey Continues (Act 1) (2012)

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MJB tapped Rozay for two verses on the fourth single of her latest LP. The first verse finds a flirtatious Ross spitting game that would make the late great overweight lover, Heavy D, proud. Rozay gets a bit more boastful on the second verse, offering up, “Characteristics of a charismatic nigga/$20 million on the villa/What’s iller?” Indeed.

Sean Garrett featuring Rick Ross "In Da Box" (2011)

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The self-proclaimed ‘King of Diamonds’ linked with Sean Garrett for this record perfect for the popular strip club of the same name. “Treat my whips like my sneakers, when I scuff ‘em its nothing,” he boasts on the gentleman’s club anthem.

Marques Houston featuring Rick Ross “Pullin On Her Hair,” Mattress Music (2010)

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Ross slows down his flow a little bit for some “Pullin On Her Hair” and kissin’ on her neck on this somewhat unmoving collaboration. Rather than the normal glitz of his verses, Ross’ verse here focuses only on the apple of his eye.

Lloyd featuring T.I., Yung Joc, Young Dro, Game, DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Ace Hood and Rick Ross “Girls All Around the World (Remix)” (2008)

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As expected, Ross stays true to Biggie Smalls’ Money, Clothes and Hoes mantra topically. But, with limited light, he makes the most of his bars on this jam-packed posse cut also featuring the likes of T.I. and Game.

Keri Hilson featuring Rick Ross “The Way You Love Me,” No Boys Allowed (2010)

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For this dance-based club record, Keri Hilson enlisted Ross to add some baritone bars to the uptempo track. It was less what either of them did on the record, though, than the provocative video which featured Keri thrusting in a scantily clad outfit, that gained notoriety.

K. Michelle featuring Rick Ross "You Should Have Killed Me," Pain Medicine (2009)

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In 2009, Rozay hopped on K. Michelle’s triumphant single “You Should Have Killed Me,” where aimed his crosshairs on the naysayers over the Cool & Dre produced single. “When you hating homey, ’cause I’m elevating homey/Everyday I find another way to put that paper on me,” he rhymes before continuing with “Look me in my eye, you can’t because I’m Heaven sent.”

Jennifer Hudson featuring Rick Ross, “Spotlight” (Remix), (2008)

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In his own words, it’s Deeper Than Rap for Rick Ross on “Spotlight,” J. Hud’s debut single. Having dropped in 2008, the collaboration was a perfect marriage considering the title of the track and that the two artists were just finding their footing around that time.

Jamie Foxx featuring Rick Ross “Living Better Now,” Best Night of My Life (2010)

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Rather than a song about a female (or females), this smoothed out cut simply finds the two artists enjoying their professional and financial success. Sandwiched in between Foxx’s crooning and a vocal sample of Biggie rapping, “Living better now,” Rozay lyrically flosses thanks to his many Dead Presidents, mean wrist game, and whip game proper.

J. Holiday featuring Rick Ross "Wrong Lover," Round 2 (2009)

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“I shine on a rainy night,” raps Ross on J. Holiday’s creamy joint off the R&B singer’s sophomore album. Over The Stylistics’s “Hurry Up This Way Again” sample, the MMG general drops lines about a woman who can’t seem to find the right man. “She acting like she unconcerned, running with a wide receiver cause his paper firm/Another angle came, player got his ankle sprained, out for the season now she sees things are not the same…She made the wrong choice and picked the wrong man, but baby I forgive you, now get with the program.”

The-Dream featuring Ludacris, Juelz Santana, Fabolous, DJ Khaled and Rick Ross “Rocking That Shit (Remix) (2009)

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Ross joins a lineup of Def Jam All-Stars for the remix to Dream’s smash single, here. Though recorded closer to Deeper Than Rap being released, the verse clearly sounds circa-Trilla. Ross even resorts to a pattern reminiscent of his “22” rhyme scheme on “Hustlin”—resorting to a play off A-Town, this time.

Danity Kane featuring Rick Ross "Ecstasy," Welcome to the Dollhouse (2008)

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Rozay rides over DK’s breezy joint at ease, almost as if he’s driving down Ocean Drive roofless. Not sure if that completely paints the picture but pretty much, the Bawse delivers over the one-time Bad Boy group’s sophomore album cut.

Chrisette Michele featuring Rick Ross, “So In Love,” Let Freedom Reign (2010)

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Ross doesn’t usually go the neosoul direction, but for his labelmate and former “Aston Martin Music” collaborator, Chrisette Michele, he made a wise exception. The track finds the overweight MC spitting about love and lovemaking over a piano-heavy beat with a bouncy looping drop in the background.

Chris Brown featuring Rick Ross "Deuces (Remix)" (2010)

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When Ross hopped on the 2010 break-up anthem, he made light of the somber mood by flashing signature lavish rhymes and baller slang. “Got a racing Lamborghini that my homies scared to…I let my denim sag, red Louie belt/How can you love baby, first you got to love yourself.”

Avery Storm featuring Rick Ross "Not Like My Girl," Shotgun Love (2010)

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Besides their smooth Trilla single (“Here I Am”) in 2008, Ross returned the favor on Avery’s first single which is produced by The Runners. On the joint, Ross declares life to be so “limitless” and rims being like shoelaces. Quite an interesting comparison, right?